Gahanna police recently received calls about juveniles waving Confederate flags at Creekside.

Gahanna police recently received calls about juveniles waving Confederate flags at Creekside.

Three to four "hillbilly" youths in jeans were reported waving around a Confederate flag at Creekside Park, 123 Mill St., about 9:30 p.m. March 31. A caller said she was having dinner at Creekside with her family, and people "hooting and hollering" and waving a Confederate flag.

She said minorities and one possible Middle Eastern individual were in the area.

Police spoke to one group who said the kids might be by the fountain.

The MECC 911 Center said males in flannel shirts were seen in the area of the C-parking-garage elevators with a Confederate flag, and they might have been exiting a white vehicle, according to the report.

Three white males also were reported as suspicious at 6:29 p.m. the same evening at the park. A caller said the males had long Confederate flags wrapped around them, and she was concerned they would cause problems for her African-American child who walks home every day on the trail. She said she would pick up her child after a track meet to avoid the area, according to the report.

In other Gahanna police incident reports:

* Patio furniture was reported broken at 12:47 p.m. April 5 on Sycamore Mill Drive.

* A tree that was blown down knocked down utility lines on Jahn Court, according to a report received at 6:29 p.m. April 2. AEP was contacted.

* A "road closed" sign was blown into the roadway at Clark State and North Hamilton roads, according to a report received at 6:37 p.m. April 2. A tree also was reported in the roadway on Landover Road at 7 p.m. April 2. The city's service department was contacted.

* A television, an Xbox and other items were reported stolen from an apartment in the 200 block of West Johnstown Road, according to a report received at 6:18 p.m. April 1. A bedroom window was opened, according to the report.

* A Diven Lane resident reported that his neighbor's arrow went through his vinyl window frame, according to a vandalism report received at 1:51 p.m. April 1.

* A tree fell on a truck on Hines Road, according to a report received at 9:39 a.m. April 1.

* Two unlocked vehicles were ransacked on Haymarket Place, according to a vandalism report received at 7:39 a.m. April 1. The incident occurred between 10 p.m. March 31 before at 7:30 a.m. April 1 Nothing was stolen, according to the report.